Pacific Motorway M1 Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill

We are undertaking the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade that will improve 8kms of the Pacific Motorway (M1) between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road.

This project is the second stage of the M1 North upgrade program.

The M1 North upgrade program is being delivered in a 3-stage rolling program from north to south:  

Stage 1 is the M1/M3 Gateway Merge upgrade which was completed in May 2020.

Stage 2 is the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill (EMP2DH) upgrade and is currently in varying stages of construction, preliminary and detailed design.

Stage 3 of the M1 North upgrade program is the Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway upgrade and is currently in the planning phase of the project lifecycle.

The upgrade is being delivered in four separate construction packages:

  • Package 1 – Sports Drive to Gateway Motorway.
  • Package 2 – Pacific Highway early works.
  • Package 3 – Watland Street to Sports Drive.
  • Package 4 – Rochedale bus station and park n ride.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Better road access
  • Better active transport

Key features

The upgrade will include:
  • widening up to 5 M1 northbound lanes from the Gateway Motorway to Loganlea Road
  • widening up to 4 M1 southbound lanes between Rochedale Road and Logan Road
  • extension of the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood
  • new bus station and park 'n' ride at Rochedale
  • completion of the missing V1 cycleway link on the western side of the M1 from the Gateway Motorway to Paradise Road. 


Jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments.

Total investment
$750 million
Australian Government
$375 million
Queensland Government
$375 million
Current Status

We began construction works between Sports Drive and the Gateway Motorway in March 2020.

Building Queensland finalised the project’s Business Case in August 2018. 

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill–project construction sequencing
A diagram showing the order that the upgrade works will be performed in

This diagram shows the view from Rochedale Road (Exit 19) looking south, indicating the order of works:

  1. New northbound M1 motorway lanes
  2. Relocate existing southbound motorway lanes onto old northbound motorway lanes
  3. Complete busway underpass and structures
  4. Open busway onto old southbound motorway lanes once these are completed

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade flythrough

Video Transcript

The Queensland and Australia Governments are continuing to upgrade the Pacific Motorway to bring you safer and more reliable motorway travel.

This $749 million upgrade will upgrade an 8 kilometre section of the M1 between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road, including improvements to public transport and cycling routes.

By building a better M1 you will spend less time on the roads and more time at home.

The Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade will follow on from completion of the M1/M3 Gateway Merge in mid-2020.

This $749 million project will upgrade an 8-kilometre section of the M1 and will include the missing link of the V1 Veloway. The upgrade will include improvements to public transport and cycling routes with busway extensions through to Springwood.

A new bus station and park 'n' ride facility at Rochedale will provide better transport connections. The south east busway will be extended from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood providing more transport options for commuters.

The motorway will be widened, up to 5 northbound lanes between Loganlea Road and the Gateway motorway, increasing capacity of the motorway, improving traffic flow and minimising congestion.

We'll also be improving pedestrian facilities along the way with better access to safer walking routes.

The project will upgrade and widen Rochedale Road allowing for safer access to the M1. By widening Rochedale Road to 3 lanes the project will create greater capacity, better connectivity and less congestion on local roads.

A new on ramp at Lexington Road will create easier and safer entry to the M1 and help to reduce merging congestion.

Upgrading connections such as the intersection of Logan and Compton Roads allows for smoother travel on to the M1 and utilising existing infrastructure such as Fitzgerald Avenue to ensure greater public transport connections and reliable travel times.

By upgrading the multi-modal facilities along the M1 corridor you will have more options than ever for finding your way home sooner.

We are giving you safer options for accessing the M1 and creating increased capacity for less congestion.

We'll also construct safer merging facilities for all road users. By extending and combining on ramps, points of conflict will be reduced creating a safer drive home for you.

We are building you a better M1 jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments.

This upgrade is expected to commence in mid-2020.